Thank You for joining me in the CELEBRATION of my
215th POST, AND, in RECOGNITION of my
“TOP COMMENTER”, and my
To best describe what their blogs are about I’ve taken an excerpt from their site to post here. I hope you enjoy reading about them and afterwards (after leaving your comments here, of course) take a few minutes to visit their blogs. Their posts are both inspiring and thought-provoking. In fact, I know you will enjoy following them so go ahead and Click Follow while you’re there.
Here is a little bit about each one, In Their Own Words:
from my TOP COMMENTER - “This is a positive kismet, motivational blog offering tips, advice, interviews, social media ruminations as well as creative, spiritual, inspirational insights on people, places, and the events that shape our lives. My wish is that this site will welcome, inform, and encourage you to connect and contribute to the ever growing online community and conversations. ~ eof737
from my NEWEST FOLLOWER - “‘Freestyle Christianity’ is an attempt to create a space where I can think theologically, critically and progressively on matters like religion, politics and culture. The primary aim is not to write lengthy arguments but rather to provide short, introductory comments. My hope is that this approach will engage you as a reader to partake in various discussions and bring your insights into the ‘conversation’”. ~ J. P. Gustafsson
Now, it’s time for the awards and gifts >
They had been engaged in a lengthy chitchat for about an hour now. They talked mostly about work, home life, parenting advice, and their children. It was nothing new that time passed so quickly. They had been good friends for many years, they even wore the same size clothes.
But this chitchat was different. Kathy had started noticing signs of teen-age rebellion from her son. It troubled her because he was still a pre-teen, shy of one year. She trusted her friend for help and advice for the problems she assumed she’d face one day soon.
Kathy’s son was basically a good guy. He wasn’t a problem in school beyond just being a little boy and doing what little boys do. As he got older, he played sports and began noticing girls. And he didn’t like keeping his room tidied up. So he was pretty much like other boys his age. No big concerns, until he wanted to go to the neighbor’s house and hang out with them. Then he’d come home and test Kathy by seeing what he could get away with.
Why is Vanderbilt University forcing student groups to abandon their beliefs — calling bigoted those who want their leaders to subscribe to their principles. Vanderbilt now demands these groups adopt a code of political correctness or be forced off campus. Now it’s up to alumni to use their leverage. Call Board of Trust Members John Ingram and Orrin Ingram now. Tell them you won’t give Vanderbilt another dime, until they respect religious freedom. Not another dime. Call now. ~ rickshaftan
Got thoughts on anything happening in the news this week? What’s happening in your part of the world? Found a new
restuarant restaurant serving delicious foods? Like a new flavor of coffee or tea? Is your contestant still on Dancing with the Stars? This is your opportunity to have your say on just about anything.
Saturday Sound Off: Open Thread (4-14 to 4-20) Just keep it civil, please.
UPDATE - Saturday Sound Off: Open Thread is OPEN for comments, Saturday to Friday, every week.
Weekly Photo Challenge 2012: Two Subjects
*Windsurfer and Duck – two subject composition
The windsurfer uses the natural wind currents of the air to get along the surface of the water. The duck uses natural wind currents to help it migrate. These two subjects are taking advantage of the same wind currents to get to the place they want to be.
“Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I: but when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by.” ~ Christina Georgina Rossetti
*Disclaimer: The above photo was captured as seen. It is not “photoshopped”. The
goose duck was seen only after reviewing photo.